“It’s a great time for people of color making art. The architecture around the art and the commodification of the art and the industry authenticating that art is a different thing than the art-making. I’m excited about the art coming out of this time; culture and class and gender and race and all of that is being interrogated in a way that is, for many of us, like an open wound. And there are artists trying to heal it. You look from Ferguson to now, you see all kinds of art, from television to film to theater to fine art, music. I’m more excited about that than Hollywood’s treatment of it.” — Ava Duvernay

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I’m optimistic too! It’s time for the resurgence of Africa and all Africans throughout the world! No better time to make that happen than now. It’s no coincidence that the UN declared 2015-2024 the International Decade For People of African Descent…!

Source: Rebecca Traister. “In Conversation: Ava Duvernay.” New York Magazine. September 19, 2016. http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/09/ava-duvernay-the-13th-queen-sugar-c-v-r.html.

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